gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
Andrew estimated the weight of his dog to be 60 lb. The dog’s actual weight was 68 lb. What was the percent error in Andrew’s estimate? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.
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jamiebookeater
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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
68-60 = 8 ?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
Um, hello...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hello

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jabez177
  • jabez177
Off topic.
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
^.^ ikr
anonymous
  • anonymous
do 60 divided by 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
And your answer will be?
jabez177
  • jabez177
Brain smart. I'll give you a go. I'll watch.
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
7.5
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks this is my first time
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok 7.5
anonymous
  • anonymous
now move the decimal 2 places to the left and what is the number?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
75.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Almost
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry if i am confusin you i am new to this stuff
jabez177
  • jabez177
Two spaces to the right.
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
-3- wait so.... 750. ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No
anonymous
  • anonymous
move 2 decimal places to the left to get a %
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
.75
anonymous
  • anonymous
Dam I just got myself confused
anonymous
  • anonymous
let me do the math give me a sec
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
k
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok i got the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
so you divide 60lb by 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
and get 7.5
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
right..
anonymous
  • anonymous
round that to the nearest 10th
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
8.0
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
now move the decimal over 2 places left
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
.080
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct now you have the error percent
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer will be?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
80%
anonymous
  • anonymous
close
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
.80%
anonymous
  • anonymous
0.08 is what percent?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
8%
anonymous
  • anonymous
Correct! :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
that is the answer
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
:D hazaa!
anonymous
  • anonymous
:D YAY
anonymous
  • anonymous
any more?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
yes alot more sorry :(
anonymous
  • anonymous
its fine

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